Humanitarian Storytelling Award

Andrew Quilty has been based in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013, working first as a photojournalist and more recently as a writer. He has won six Walkley Awards, including the Gold Walkley in 2016, as well as the George Polk Award, World Press Photo Awards and, most recently, an Overseas Press Club of America award.

Judges’ comments:

“This is what journalism is. Andrew Quilty focused on telling the people’s stories and exposing the truth, despite putting himself in grave danger to tell the stories that demand to be told. Quilty’s continued in-depth coverage, years of research, intimate knowledge of a people, culture, country and the conflict that continues to destroy the lives of so many for generations to come is evident.

“Powerfully written with such eloquence, delivering the horrific accounts of war crimes and suffering inflicted on civilians, that is also seen in his images that are emotive and deeply respectful. These stories expose the killings, abuses and injustices that may constitute war crimes and the failure to protect Afghanistan civilians.”

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